Application

You must submit TWO separate ApplyYourself applications, with two separate e-mails and pay the processing fee twice (one completed application for each program).

Deadlines

MPH Application deadline (no late applications will be accepted):

     Fall:  February 1
     Spring:  October 1

MSW Application deadline (no late applications will be accepted):
     Fall: November 1 (start date August the following year)

Required Documents

Documents required for application:

  • Online applications ApplyYourself 
  • Official and unofficial transcripts from all universities/colleges attended
  • GRE scores
  • Four letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose (not to exceed 500 words)
  • Written statement: autobiographical essay
  • Critical thinking essay
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • TOEFL for international students

Online application - Once submitted, the application can’t be changed.
Be sure to review the Apply Yourself Tutorial to make sure you have included all of the required information. Make sure you use an e-mail you will have continued access to; notifications will be sent through that e-mail. Also, upload all unofficial transcripts, including University of Utah.

Transcripts - You must have one official transcript from each institution from which you have earned college credit (except the University of Utah) mailed directly to the Admissions Office:

University of Utah
Admissions Office
201 South 1460 East, RM 250S SSB
SLC , UT 84112

Four letters of recommendation -  Four professional letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors in work and/or volunteer settings, particularly those in human services settings. It is suggested that applicants submit recommendations from persons who have been directly responsible for assessing the applicants' human service-related work/volunteer experience or academic performance. One or two letters from social workers are strongly encouraged.

Statement of purpose - In the statement, not to exceed 500 words, please describe how you think completing this joint degree will facilitate your career goals and what you bring to this organization/position in the applicable industry in which you feel you could impact this issue. 

If appropriate, copies of an applicant's publication abstracts should be included in the Writing Sample-Essay-Publication section of ApplyYourself.

Autobiographical statement – Applicants should include the following: (a) why they want to be a social worker, (b) if they have a sound understanding of what social workers do and (c) how their life experiences have prepared them to understand graduate studies in social work. Specific format of requirements and additional details

Critical thinking essay - To help the MSW admission committee determine the applicant’s ability to think critically about the complex and multi-level challenges in social work practice, he/she is required to write an essay after choosing one of the case studies provided. Specific format of requirements and additional details

Resume or curriculum vitae -  The admission committee is particularly interested in the applicant’s work and volunteer experience in human services (such as community mental health, homeless shelters, child welfare agencies, hospitals). The applicant’s history with such agencies provides insight into his/her promise to succeed in these arenas. Such activities also are likely to expose the applicant to social workers who then can write letters of recommendation concerning the candidates fit and promise in the profession. Specific format of requirements and additional details

Other Requirements

Testing

General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - The GRE is strongly recommended for applicants without a terminal degree (MD or PhD) earned in the U.S., with scores no older than five years (University of Utah school code 4853, department code 0616).

Applicants who do not take the GRE will need to demonstrate adequate quantitative ability through their college coursework (completion of college algebra, calculus, or statistics with a B or better grade).

MCAT scores may be substituted only if the applicant has been accepted into the University of Utah medical school and plans to seek the MD/MPH or MD/MSPH. The medical school letter of acceptance must be attached to MCAT scores.

TOEFL international students -  7.0 to 7.5, applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 100 iBT (600 pBT) or better, or a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5 or better. 

Personal Interview

May be required, including international applicants; telephone interviews may be conducted and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Check Your Application Status

The ApplyYourself online program allows applicants to track their application by logging back into the system with your PIN and password. Applicants are able to, and responsible for, tracking the progress of their applications. (This is helpful to verify all of your letters of recommendation have been submitted.) 

For more Information

MPH Program

Kelbe Goupil
Academic Advisor
Phone: 801-587-7896
Email: kelbe.goupil@utah.edu
Make an appointment with Kelbe


MSW Program

Lena Al-Rayess
Coordinator, MSW Admissions
Phone: 801-581-4428
Email: lena.al-rayess@utah.edu